Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

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Merlino Dec 28, 2013 @ 7:38am
serious sam HD doesn't start?!
hii, I have the problem when i start serious sam hd the loading tab pops up and immediately goes away. So it doesn't work.
Can someone help me with this?
if i try to launch the game programfiles (x86) > steam > steamapps > common > serious sam HD the first encounter > Bin. It says samHD.exe-error d3dx9_42.dll is missing.
I've followed the steps of the helpdesk from steam but nothing worked =/
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Merlino Dec 28, 2013 @ 7:51am 
but there can't be a missing file, i reïnstalled it over and over again. I bought the serious sam complete pack and ss3 and ss classic just works. But ofcourse I want to play the hd version. I really don't find something wrong.
thanks for your response ;)
Merlino Dec 28, 2013 @ 8:15am 
hmm k, can't i do something wrong with that?
Merlino Dec 28, 2013 @ 8:26am 
OMG HERO !!!!! thankyou !!!!! reïnstalling dx took 2 sec and this was made it work!!!!!!! thanks thanks thanks !!!!
SkyKingLeumas Dec 29, 2013 @ 9:37am 
so im having the same problem
ive been having it since yesterday when i also purchased the complete pack how can i sove this?
Merlino Dec 29, 2013 @ 9:56am 
update dx ;)
AlenL  [developer] Jan 29, 2014 @ 10:40pm 
EternalMagus, I'm not going to comment marketing other stores here (*), but I don't think that's a sound advice - from the technical standpoint.

If people have one of the "latest" DirectX 10/11 installs which usually don't come with older versions of DirectX (9, 8...) then the classic versions of the game might not work either. The problem is with Microsoft starting to not redistribute backwards-compatible DirectX installers by default. Installing the Redist that is shipped with the game will fix that problem and there is no reason to re-buy an older version for that.

(*) Which is something that community moderators will most probably take against you assuming someone reports you for it, you might be warned/banned, etc.
AlenL  [developer] Jan 30, 2014 @ 12:35am 
If this was a case where the game just doesn't work and there's no way to make it work, I would understand.

But you are actually doing harm to the users, and therefore to us, when for something that is not an incompatibility, but simply a need for updated driver to be installed, you are advertising purchase of something else instead. There's no way to justify that as a "better" solution. The people already have this game and just need to install an update to make it work.

Furthermore, you are not replying to a recent question that was not otherwise answered. You are resurrecting threads that are already concluded, and several weeks old. And you did it to several unrelated threads in one session with exactly same copy-pasted text. How do you think that kind of behavior is normally classified by forum moderators (in any forum)?
Last edited by AlenL; Jan 30, 2014 @ 12:37am
vfwilliamsred1 Mar 9, 2014 @ 1:13pm 
I tried reinstalling direct X, I tried changing sound settings. I tried reinstalling and still would not start. I went in and decided to try compatability mode and it showed Windows 7, which is my OS and I ticked it to run in compatability Windows 7 and now it runs. WTH? Why do I need to run in compatability with the OS I have? Just another great game full of bugs from the wonderful minds of Built Em Badly.
rix Mar 23, 2014 @ 1:58pm 
Thanks for that info, had the same issue :)
Layne17 Dec 7, 2014 @ 9:37pm 
My game worked with the Frost metod, thanks a lot dude =D
CutToSleep Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:17am 
Same with me, working flawlessly on Win 8.1 now
Merlino Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:25am 
problem solved
dvfaircloth Oct 18, 2016 @ 6:31pm 
I purchased and downloaded Serious Sam on launch day but can not get the application to run on my computer and was hoping I could get some technical help. My gaming rig is a bit of a beast and I have not had any issues running any other game so far on the VIVE. My computer is an Alienware i7 2.6Ghz running 32 GB RAM. I have the graphics accelerator and a GTX 1070 video card. When I launch the game, The VIVE screen just stays on the THIS IS REAL title with the picture of the earth. It never changes. While this is going on, I can see the game starting up in the preview window on my computer but the SteamVR says Unresponsive Serious Sam…….

According to some of the posts above, I saw suggestions to try the game in compatibility mode. I tried Windows 7, 8, and even tried a few of the other options. Another post suggesting re-installing the directx drivers from the redit folder. Tried that and still no luck. I totally uninstalled and downloaded and re-installed the game. Still no luck. I’m running out of ideas. Please help.
AlenL  [developer] Oct 19, 2016 @ 12:24am 
dvfaircloth.... are you running the plain ol' "flat" SamHD or the VR game?
dvfaircloth Oct 19, 2016 @ 5:43pm 
VR game. Guess I accidently picked wrong post :( If you have any ideas I sure would appreciate it.
Last edited by dvfaircloth; Oct 19, 2016 @ 5:45pm
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